President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi hosted Pakistan and Bangladesh Test teams at Aiwan e Sadar today before the 1st test between the two teams.
According to details, President Arif Alvi met with Bangladesh and Pakistan cricket teams. Arif Alvi welcomed the visiting team to Pakistan and encouraged both teams.
President Arif Alvi said that the restoration of international cricket in Pakistan is a great sign. Cricketers in Pakistan are given the status of heroes. I have been keen on cricket since childhood. He added that since childhood I have been watching cricket. Pakistan is a beautiful and hospitable country.
It should be noted that the first match of the two-match Test series between Pakistan and Bangladesh will begin in Rawalpindi tomorrow. The teams have been announced by both boards for the first test. Faheem Ashraf and Bilal Asif has returned in the Test squad while Bangladesh are missing their wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Raheem.